PETALING JAYA: PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim issued his first statement today since losing the top leadership position to Muhyiddin Yassin, reminding Malaysians that the wealth of the country “cannot be plundered by a handful of people”.
Anwar, who was prime minister-in-waiting under the Pakatan Harapan government, also urged them to take a “firm path in the course of our struggle” and to strengthen justice to protect the rights of the people.
“We are told to engage with the old group that left us, that betrayed our struggle,” he said in a two-minute video posted on Facebook today.
“I did hear of plans to betray our struggles which are to reject corruption and the misuse of power,” he added.
Anwar also said that while the special rights of Malays would remain, the nation would remain inclusive of those from other races and religions as well.
Adding that the economy should not be robbed by a few individuals, he spoke of a need for assurance that it would be strengthened, with fair and equitable distribution.
“Farmers, fishermen, wage earners, and civil servants, especially from the middle and lower class, are facing problems and the pressures of life,” he said.
Because of this, he added, the country’s wealth should not be robbed by a handful of people.